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  • Share your views on future rail provision in the North


    As you may be aware, the Government is currently undertaking a tender process to appoint new operators to run two rail services, Transpennine Express and Northern Rail from late 2015 onwards. We want to hear your experiences of the current services and what improvements you would like to see in any new service provision.

  • North East campaigners have say on eye health services


    Campaigners in Sunderland and South Tyneside voiced their concerns about support for people who lose their sight, how to prevent sight loss and the accessibility of health services at eye health engagement events at the beginning of March.

  • Durham MP visits sight loss adviser in Sacriston


    Durham North MP Kevan Jones found out more about the vital support offered to Durham residents who have lost their sight when he visited a local sight loss adviser in Sacriston on 17 February.

  • Northumberland campaigners force council review of streets policies


    RNIB campaigners have successfully persuaded Northumberland County Council to instigate an urgent review of its policies relating to street obstacles.

  • Sunderland campaigners urge Council to take action on A-boards


    Sunderland campaigners Peter Carling, Elaine Lithgoe and Mary Hewison met with Sunderland City Councillor Michael Mordey and council officers on 12 February to discuss street obstructions in the city centre.

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